Phillies64

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    September 15, 2011 3:13 am I knew you'd be reviewing this book, but I'm excited to see it make Pick of the Week. I really enjoyed it. Like Stormwatch, we were introduced to a large number of characters at a very fast pace. That being said, I feel like Demon Knights did a better job of briefly establishing personalities. I love the Xandua/Blood/Etrigan triangle. The art was pretty satisfying. It matched well with the tone of the story. At the end of the day, I'm just excited to have a super hero/fantasy book. I'm sticking with this one.
    September 13, 2011 9:40 pm I assumed so. Still not enough punchline.
    September 13, 2011 6:45 pm Fun article, but I don't really understand the leap in logic. A character vaguely resembles a C level Marvel villain so it must be a crossover? I get that this article was just meant for fun speculation, so I can appreciate that. It just seems like a gigantic leap. I just appreciate that Thunderbolts love.
    September 8, 2011 2:49 am I love some of these characters and hate some. It's funny how that works.
    September 3, 2011 4:59 am I've been reading comics for 20 years, but I've never once collected them. Don't get me wrong. I have thousands of them, but I hardly have any huge runs. My mentality was to always buy books I enjoyed, and that's it. When I was a kid, and I felt the X-Men were getting stall, I had no problems dropping books on the spot. Sure, I'd check back in to see if things picked up, but I never felt the need to read every single issue. These things aren't complete stories. They'll be going on long after I'm dead. All that being said, I was never Mr. Indy. I stuck with things I enjoyed or I thought I may enjoy. My risks were limited to fringe "Indy" books like Hellboy, Savage Dragon, Sin City...etc. This was all well and good, but one of the great things about being a comic reader today, is the amount of information we have as readers. With the expansion of the internet, we have so much information about new books and creators. It's pretty easy to hear about stuff that may peak your interest. In fact, it's not so hard to hear from the creators themselves. With all this information readily available, I feel it's our duty to seek out books we may enjoy. Not to kiss butt, but iFanboy has turned me on to plenty of books I never would heard about otherwise. Some were DC. Some were Marvel. Some were by publishers I've never even heard of. The fact of the matter is, you should read what you like. I love this article!
    August 24, 2011 7:03 pm I'm rocking the Starman, but I'd love to upgrade tot he Volstagg.
    August 1, 2011 8:09 pm Kirby's my favorite comic book creator of all time. It's tragic that his estate isn't making money off these properties, but it's not illegal by any means. I've wrote and edited articles for many companies, but I do not own them. Work for hire is for hire. Kirby is hardly the only creator to have gone through this. It's sad and maybe even unfair, but them's the breaks.
    July 28, 2011 11:49 pm I thought the cast did a great job. I thought the movie was a lot of fun. Still there were plenty of flaws.

    -Red Skull was reduced to a one note character.

    -The pacing of the second half of the film was a mess. Once the origin was out of the way, they seemed like they were trying to rush into the Avengers film. I feel these Avengers ties hurt the quality of these movies individually, but it helps to build the hype.

    -It made sense in the context of the film, but the Hydra weapons and armor took me out of the WWII era.

    This was a very good film, but it was frustrating because it could've been great if it took a few chances rather than stay true to formula.
    July 27, 2011 1:46 am The movie was a lot of fun. Conor already pointed out the things I loved about the film. Here are a few of the things I didn't like...

    -The second half of the film seemed extremely rushed. In fact, I was almost bored with the second half of the film. I feel like a great Cap movie was sacrificed in order to hype up the future Avengers film.

    -The Red Skull was sort of just there. He looked awesome. Hugo Weaving did a fine job, but we got no character or background from him. If the Marvel studios films have one weakness in common, it's the one dimensional villains.

    -It made sense in the context of the film, but Hydra's technology bothered me at times. It seemed like something out of Star Wars or Power Rangers.

    I give the film a solid 3/5. It was a blast, but I feel like it played it too safe and stuck to the super hero formula. I also feel like the Avengers connections did more harm than good. I'd much rather have had a great Cap film than another solid piece of the Avengers hype machine.
    July 2, 2011 2:49 am I actually think Robert Downey Jr. was  playing himself and the comic book character became more like him after the film. Either way, nice list.